Shawn DrotarNBA Live 08 Community Day: Update 2 - The Great Unknown

Posted on June 29th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

NEW YORK, NY - It’s 6:30 on a Thursday evening in “The Big Apple”, and deep within the bowels of the legendary Madison Square Garden, the air crackles with the electricity of anticipation. You see, this isn’t just any Thursday evening. On this night, as the cumulative weight of untold hours of blood, sweat and […]

Shawn DrotarNBA Live 08 Community Day: Update 1 - Charting the Course

Posted on June 27th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

NEW YORK, NY - After spending a full day with an early build of NBA Live 08, I have a good idea regarding which direction producer Brent Nielsen and his team are going the recently-flagging franchise. The good news? It’s the right one.
While it’s not fair (or realistic) to try and look at the game […]

Mark FossenA Wii-ly Great Idea

Posted on June 27th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion, Wii by Mark Fossen

From The Department Of “About-****in’-Time!”: WiiWare.
Though there’s been an online marketplace available to the grandpas and soccer moms who have catapulted the Wii into the sales stratosphere, it’s been substantially different than competing offerings available on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Those two systems have offered an outlet for digitally distributed original titles, but […]

Shawn DrotarOff to NYC

Posted on June 26th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

I’m just about to walk out the door and catch a plane to the Big Apple, where I’ll be participating in the NBA Live 08 Community Day on Wednesday.
The posts may come at irregular times this week, but when they do, they should be chock full of NBA Live and basketball information, so tune in […]

Shawn DrotarScattershots

Posted on June 25th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion, Wii, PSP by Shawn Drotar

Musings for a Monday morning:

Nicole Kidman has become the face of Nintendo in Europe after signing on to promote their Brain Training series. While I expect many gamers to scoff at this decision, the fact remains that it’s a good one, and it illustrates the changing dynamics regarding gaming in the mainstream marketplace. Kidman is […]

Shawn DrotarThe ESRB gets the job done: the Manhunt is off

Posted on June 22nd, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion, Wii by Shawn Drotar

Proving to gamers everywhere - and more importantly, parents and Congress - that the industry can police itself, the ESRB has given Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 an “AO”/Adults Only rating, according the game’s developer, Take-Two Interactive.
This means that most U.S. outlets won’t carry the title for sale or rent and Sony and Nintendo have said that […]

Shawn DrotarGuitar Hero II still rocking

Posted on June 21st, 2007 in Gaming, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

It’s been months, and my Guitar Hero II hunger has not yet been sated.
Still the go-to game for parties (and my wife), GH2’s pitch-perfect play keeps everyone coming back for more, and the game’s flawless learning curve means that I’m always surprising myself by being able to play a song that I never would have […]

Shawn DrotarABC News seeks idiots to help slag gaming

Posted on June 20th, 2007 in Gaming, News, Opinion by Shawn Drotar

“Are you hooked on video games or Internet games to the extent that you feel it negatively affects your life? Do you spend hours each day online or in front of the game console? ABC News is looking for teens or adults who are unable to control their electronic gaming habits or […]

Mark Fossen1 Foot + 1 Throat = $50,000,000

Posted on June 19th, 2007 in Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, News, Opinion by Mark Fossen

Last Friday, Shawn and I chatted about the recently released May NPD numbers. Looking at the 360’s dominance in next-generation sales, Shawn wondered why Microsoft wasn’t dropping the price in order to kill off the PS3 while it was struggling. Like all great championship teams know, you’ve got to learn to step on the throat […]

Shawn DrotarThe PlayStation 3’s New Best Friend

Posted on June 18th, 2007 in Gaming by Shawn Drotar

While the PS3’s gaming library is still sparse and the system’s sales are lagging badly enough for Sony to start publicly discussing price cuts, it’s raison d’etre - the real horse that Sony bet on with the $599 system - just got a huge push out of the gate.
While video-game money is good, Sony’s […]

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